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Dennis Wayne Langford

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Dennis Wayne Langford, age 77, of Roswell, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Dennis Wayne Langford was born on April 30, 1940 in Floydada, Texas, to Dennis Estelle Langford and Dollie Maybelle Dufer.
Wayne grew up in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. He attended school first at Stetson and finished at Ruidoso High School in 1958.
In 1960, he married Leanita Alldredge. They have two daughters; Sherri Bussell and Ramona Becker.
He worked as a lineman for Otero County Electric, Gardner-Zemke Electric Construction and then worked 27 years for Southwestern Public Service in Roswell, until he retired in 1999.
Wayne had many endearing names. He was known as Slim, Linger, Skinny, Daddy, Grandpa and WayneGo.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Langford.
He is survived by his wife, Leanita, of 55 years; brother Bob of Las Cruces, NM; daughters Ramona Becker (Dieter) of Alamogordo, NM, Sherri Bussell of Farmington, NM, Tess White of Roswell, NM; grandchildren, Shane Clarke (Trisha) and Brandon Clarke (Hannah) of Farmington, NM, Ty Bussell of Roswell, NM, Samantha Johnson (Philip Patterson -fiance) of Las Cruces, NM and adopted granddaughter Zoie White of Las Cruces, NM.
Wayne also had one great granddaughter; Mila Clarke.
The family would like to thank the many health care providers, family and friends that provided support, encouragement and love during Wayne’s long illness. We want to thank the special staff of Hospice; Francis, Stacy, Tim, Glynn, Jessica, and Anita.In honor of Wayne’s request, there will be no formal service. The family will have a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that a donation in his name be made to the New Mexico Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at lagronefuneralchapels.com.